Overlooking Steve Canyon and the Outback is this shady, low-angled face which is home to a number of easy to moderate routes from 5.4 to 5.10+. The Bong (5.4) with it's smooth jams and fun roof is the best and most popular route on this side of the rock.
The easiest approach is the same as the west face - by following a well defined trail that leads from the Intersection Rock parking lot past the west face of the Old Woman and into Steve Canyon and the Outback. Once below the west face head for a gully (better yet the slab right of it) just right of where Hobbit Roof (5.10d) is located and then follow it easily to the base of the north face.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Blob - North Face:
The Bong 5.4 Trad, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Featured Route For The Blob - North Face
A Walk on the Beach 5.4 PG13 CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Blob - North Face
This route is located about 50' left of The Bong (5.4) and starts off a wedged flake which forms the left side of the corridor this and other climbs are in. Chimney up the corridor and onto a wedged block to reach the first bolt which is a little high. Continue up the lumpy face above past two more bolts to the top. Gear belay about 40' back and then walk off down and left. This forgotten route sat for many years with rusted 1/4" hangerless bolts, and more recently was rebolted to provide a...[more] Browse More Classics in CA